Once the camera is triggered the board will capture a JPEG image and save it to the SD card. The
file will be saved with a simple 3 digit number which is increment each time a picture is captured. While this happens, the status LED will start blinking. The camera can not be triggered again until the
board finishes saving the current picture. After the JPEG Trigger has finished recording the image, the board will go back into the ready state and the status LED will go back to being solid. Each picture taken is saved as an individual 320x240 JPEG file. The files will actually carry the '.txt' extension, but they are actually JPEG encoded, simply change the file extension to '.jpg' in order to view them.
Power on the JPEG Trigger is regulated to 3.3VDC, and the on-board JST connector allows you to power the board via one of our LiPo batteries. There is also a 6-pin header on board which mates with the FTDI Basic Breakout board for debugging or other purposes.
Note: This product does not come with the JPEG Color Camera or an SD card, you'll need to purchase those items separately.
Note: Boards with the new firmware (below) will save pictures as '.jpg' files with the following format: "[name of trigger]###.jpg". If your board saves files as '.txt' they are still jpeg encoded, you simply need to change the extension, but if you like you can download the new source sketch and upload it to your board using the 'Arduino 5V/16Mhz w/ AtMega328' board profile.
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